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October 20, 2014

The Youth Bike Summit: It’s as Awesome as it Sounds!

The Youth Bike Summit is coming to Seattle in February!  For the past 4 years this event has been held in New York, and this year […]

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Which Trail? You Decide on Nov. 5

Some day, you could take your kids on a ride from the end of the MAX in Hillsboro to historic Forest Grove, ride your bike to […]

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October 15, 2014

International Walk+Bike to School Day contributes to active and healthy kids!

We did it again! Tens of thousands of kids walked and biked to school on October 8th for International Walk + Bike Day! Hundreds of thousands […]

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Mujeres en Movimiento Ride Sunday

Mujeres en Movimiento, or “Women in Motion,” aims to encourage more Latina women to bike in and around Portland. Mujeres en Movimiento organizes rides in Portland […]

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October 13, 2014

Requiem for a Greenway

It was after 6:30, so the bulk of the evening rush had come and gone. Clinton Street would be quiet, relaxing, exhilarating…like the olden days. Or so I thought. Before I’d even ridden a block, I got the all-too familiar “Clinton Street Salute:” a car zipping around me too quickly and too closely. It presaged […]

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October 10, 2014

Over 10,000 riders pedal over 1,200,000 miles through a September that tied for the hottest ever

Last night, the BTA hosted an awards party at Portland City Hall to toast the winners of September’s Bike Commute Challenge, a month-long event encouraging the […]

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October 09, 2014

INTERNSHIP: Business Outreach

We are on the hunt for an enthusiastic, sociable, organized intern to help us with our campaign to improve N/NE Broadway. Broadway is home to a […]

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Coalition Speaks Out Regarding Transportation Fee

Today, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance joined a coalition of organizations to speak out about our shared goals for the potential new street fee being considered by […]

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October 08, 2014

BTA Action Alert on City of Portland Street Fee

Portland is known nationwide for being a safe place to ride bikes. That reputation is built on previous funding commitments to build bike lanes and the […]

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October 07, 2014

There’s More Prizes

September is over but there are still more prizes for this year’s Bike Commute Challenge! More than 10,350 riders logged over 1,213,000 miles of bike commutes. You […]

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October 06, 2014

Does Metro’s Climate Smart Communities Plan Do Enough for Active Transportation?

I’ve been struggling for a week with how to write this post, and I’m grateful to Michael Andersen at BikePortland, who has covered many of the great things about Metro’s Climate Smart Communities plan. That leaves me free to write to a counterpoint, questioning whether in fact it does enough for active transportation. First, let’s talk […]

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October 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism and Awareness

 Listen to the show (mp3, 20.1MB) Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman’s rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a […]

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Inspiration of the Day: St. Mary’s Academy

Photo courtesy of Jim Haster Team St. Mary’s Academy in all of their glory!

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October 02, 2014

Inspiration of the Day: Double Down!

Photo courtesy of Dan Van Calcar We love seeing bicycle commuters hauling their tiny humans around with them! We think it’s so great actually, that we […]

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October 01, 2014

Blazers Bike Night

When bicycles and basketball converge, the result is totally...

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Grand Prix Ryan Tebon Finale

This ultra approachable race series is coming to a close. Get in on the last race so you can justify showing up at the series finale...

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Take a Kid Mt. Biking Day

Grab the kiddos and hit the dirt! This weekend is the annual Take a Kid Mt. Biking...

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SOLD OUT: Cielo by Chris King AND Castelli Kit Raffle

The Cielo Raffle has SOLD OUT! Ticket or no, join us Oct. 21st at KEEN’s HQ for fun, foosball, & to draw the winner(s)! We didn’t […]

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September 23, 2014

The Final Sunday Parkways of 2014

The final Portland Sunday Parkways is this weekend. Saddle up for a day of...

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Trying Out Cyclocross

Follow the journey of a new...

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September 22, 2014

Handmade Bike and Beer Fest

Get an up close and personal look at some of the region's most finely crafted steeds, while sipping equally exquisite local craft...

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Ninkrossi is coming!

A glimpse at this creative cyclocross...

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September 19, 2014

90 Degrees: Ride Your Bike!

Take advantage of the...

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September 17, 2014

Salmonberry Corridor to the Coast

86 mile trail to the...

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September 16, 2014

Before Summer is Over

Late summer bike antics, by ORbike...

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September 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Biking Past 50

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member […]

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer – Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider – Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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May 08, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Aftermass

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.8MB) Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe’s documentary “Aftermass” about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

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